Meet Chancellor Haefner
An academic leader with over 30 years of experience, Jeremy Haefner embodies and champions the values that set DU apart. Learn about Chancellor Haefner and his vision for DU.
A Long Awaited Celebration
Postponed from spring 2020, the University of Denver community at last came together to formally kick off the next stage of the University's history. The official installation of DU’s 19th chancellor, Jeremy Haefner, was celebrated by the Board of Trustees and the DU community on October 8, 2021. But the celebration didn’t stop there. The weeklong festivities included many opportunities to celebrate DU—our community, chancellor, and future.
DU community members and supporters enjoyed a conversation about Denver’s past and future featuring several of the city’s current and former mayors, a discussion on civil discourse with author Jonathan Rauch, and a conversation on democracy between former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice.
The DU community also celebrated the announcement of the James C. Kennedy Mountain Campus, a new campus that will distinguish DU as the only U.S. university that integrates an urban and mountain experience for all its students. Finally, the week’s festivities culminated with Homecoming Weekend 2021 and its own roster of events.